5yrs after the fact & 3yrs After Tiller’s Death the Anti Abortion Witch hunt continues
A Kansas physician disputed allegations Friday that her records contained inadequate information about mental health exams on young patients she referred to the late physician George Tiller’s clinic for late-term abortions.
Attorneys for physician Ann Kristin Neuhaus also attempted to bolster her case with the State Board of Healing Arts by calling University of Kansas Medical professor Allen Greiner, who has worked with her, interviewed her and reviewed her files. He said he believes her exams met accepted standards of care.
A complaint before the board accuses Neuhaus of negligence in performing exams for 11 patients ages 10 to 18 who had abortions at Tiller’s clinic in Wichita in 2003. Kansas law required Tiller to obtain an independent second opinion before terminating each pregnancy.
Neuhaus concluded the patients were suffering from acute anxiety, acute stress or single episodes of major depression.
Board attorneys presented evidence this week that Neuhaus’ records contain little specific information about each patient and that she used a computer program, PsychManager Lite, to produce generic reports.
Neuhaus rejected the idea that her records show no basis for her assessments.
“I disagree, and we’ve been over this ground before,” Neuhaus said when questioned about the records for a patient who had an abortion in August 2003. “I think there’s plenty of specific information in here.”